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The Phantom of the Opera (1929)




This is the most commonly available version of The Phantom of the Opera. It is a re-edit of the 1925 version and originally had a synchronized sound score. It is a DVD rip from the milestone edition, with the man with lantern sequence edited in. It is the best available print of the film from the UCLA film and television archives. The soundtrack is Symphony No. 8 in B minor, best known as the "Unfinished Symphony". It is not the best soundtrack for the film, but I was unsure whether or not the 1929 soundtrack is in the public domain. Staring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry. Directed by Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick, and Lon Chaney. The original 1925 version can be found here:
http://www.archive.org/details/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925NewYorkGeneralReleasePrint_620


Run time 94 minutes 17 seconds
Audio/Visual silent, color (tinted)


Reviews

Reviewer: GapOkie - - January 25, 2013
Subject: Early Techniclor
It's great that a print with the original 2-strip Technicolor 'Bal Masque de l'Opera' has been made available. Thank you up-loader.
Reviewer: gaffer007 - - January 21, 2013
Subject: Splendid !!!
Excellent remastering and tinting.
Excellent acting and setting.
The only regret - music accomponiment sounds for the first 30 minutes, and then abruptly stops like in many silent movies placed here. Whose great idea is that ?
Reviewer: gary carradine - - September 14, 2011
Subject: comments on the film
awesome! it is cool that someone uploaded the whole dvd file. um, my favor is that can you upload the two versions of the 1922 "nosferatu" by alpha version which is the original print and the other one which is the kino edition? it is also a public domain
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